Woods voted top Athlete of the Decade

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Tiger Woods has been voted Athlete of the Decade by members of the Associated Press, his 10 years of incomparable golf outweighing nearly three weeks of a salacious sex scandal.

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(AP) – Tiger Woods has been voted Athlete of the Decade by members of the Associated Press, his 10 years of incomparable golf outweighing nearly three weeks of a salacious sex scandal.

Just like so many of his 64 victories worldwide and 12 majors dating to 2000, it wasn’t much of a contest.

Woods received 56 of the 142 votes case by AP member editors.

More than half of the ballots were returned after his Nov. 27 car accident which set off the sensational tales of infidelity that have tarnished Woods’ image.

Lance Armstrong, a cancer survivor who won the Tour de France six times this decade, finished second with 33 votes, followed by Tennis Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer with 25 votes.

Woods had more PGA Tour titles in one decade than all but four of golf’s greatest players won in their careers.
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